Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • August 21, 2012

    Mentors Make Their Mark

    Theodore Hysell, 25, of Minneapolis had just completed his training with the Creating IT Futures Foundation’s IT-Ready program when he faced his next crucial challenge: an interview with his first potential employer. For advice, he turned to a person he’d never even met in person: his IT-Ready Mentor, Rick Shafer, a senior IT technician with Avaya Communication in Asheville, N.C.
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  • May 22, 2012

    Ready for Anything

    Being accepted into Cincinnati’s first IT-Ready class has Tedd Covington jazzed. Covington worked with technology when he served in the Navy performing electrical work on gas turbine systems. But that was 25 years ago. After the military, he eventually found himself in the social-work field.
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  • May 21, 2012

    Behind the Scenes of IT-Ready

    On May 5, 2012, I celebrated my youngest son’s third birthday. Like most little kids’ birthdays, Shane’s party was filled with laughter, messiness and running — lots of running. Two days later I celebrated another birth that will rank up there as one of the most significant milestones of my life: On May 7, Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready Apprentice Program was born.
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